DENVER, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Semyon Varlamov
allowed only a second-period goal and made 29 saves Thursday to help the Colorado Avalanche edge the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1.
The Avalanche have won back-to-back games for the first time in a month.
Jamie McGinn scored in the first period and Ryan O'Reilly had a second-period tally to give Colorado a 2-0 lead.
Weyne Simmonds brought the Flyers within a goal with 6:12 to go in the middle period but Varlamov slammed the door the rest of the way.
Philadelphia had won four straight, the last three to open a six-game road trip.
Steve Mason stopped 29 shots for the Flyers.
It was the third game of a seven-game homestand for Colorado, its longest of the season.
Related UPI Stories
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.